Bruce Rauner's file


Republican from Illinois

Bruce Rauner was elected governor of Illinois in 2014. He became the first Republican governor in the state in 12 years upon his inauguration in January 2015. The gubernatorial campaign was Rauner's first foray into politics. He previously had been a principal at the private equity firm GTCR in Chicago.

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When it comes to Illinois’ deficit, how bad is bad?

There are lots of different ways to measure Illinois’ fiscal crisis, and politicians usually seize on the yardstick that best fits their partisan agendas.

Does our Rauner-Trump fact-check still hold up?

A new attack ad from a Democratic Super PAC is making a familiar claim: Gov. Bruce Rauner supports Donald Trump. In fact, Politifact Illinois has already looked into a very similar statement. 

La acusación del recorte de fondos a la educación no es más acertado ahora que en el 2014

Republicano Bruce Rauner dice que democratas están recortando los fondos para escuelas, "cuatro veces en los últimos 10 años antes de que yo llegara al gobierno."

PolitiFact Illinois can check facts, can't make politicians listen

Once a message becomes engrained in an official's platform, it's probably not going to change, no matter how much we point out its inaccuracy.